Meet the Staff
Director of Student Health / Physician Assistant: Johnna Jaynstein, MMS, PA-C
PA Jaynstein graduated from the Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program in August of 2009. She is also an Alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was an O’Brien Scholar and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, as well as a minor in Biochemistry in 2004. PA Jaynstein has been in the healthcare field since 2003 when she started her medical experience working as a certified nurse assistant. After graduating from RRCC as a Certified Physician Assistant, PA Jaynstein worked for several years in Internal Medicine with a Preventative Cardiology sub-specialty practice. In August 2012, PA Jaynstein was hired as the Director of Student Health at RRCC and worked to develop the medical scope of practice and protocols as well as purchased the equipment needed to open the Student Health Clinic. PA Jaynstein is the Clinical Director and spends half of her time completing the administrative duties needed to keep the clinic running. Her remaining time is spent providing patient care in the clinic. PA Jaynstein is passionate about the health and wellness of her patients and believes that primary care health services with a preventative focus in medicine are an important factor in lifelong health.
Medical Director / Supervising Physician: Tana Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is a Colorado native who completed her doctorate of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2001. She completed her training at St. Anthony's Family Medicine Residency in Denver, CO and is board certified in family practice. Dr. Smith’s is also the Medical Director of the RRCC Physician Assistant Program. While Dr. Smith is an active part behind the scenes of the Student Health Clinic she does not regularly see patients but rather acts as the supervising physician to the physician assistants on staff.
Physician Assistant: Ginger Stewart, MMS, PA-C
Behavioral Health Counselor: Katey Parsons, LPC
Katey Parsons is a Licensed Professional Counselor contracted with Red Rocks Community College through Jefferson Center for Mental Health. She has been licensed in the state of Colorado for over 5 years and was previously licensed in Missouri where she earned her Master of Education degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Katey has worked in a number of setting including schools, non-profit agencies, and private practice and has always enjoyed participating in educational and mental health outreach activities. She is very excited to be a part of the RRCC Student Health Center staff working collaboratively to provide quality healthcare services to the students.
Clerical Assistant: Thomas Faverty, BA